Shippensburg University is proud to announce Dr. Marcus Charles Fuller as the speaker for the spring 2024 graduate commencement ceremony. The ceremony is scheduled for May 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center (LPAC), followed by a reception in the Multi-Purpose Room(MPR) in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB).

Fuller earned a master’s degree in special education and teaching from Shippensburg University, before moving on to receive a doctorate in educational psychology. While pursuing a master’s at Ship, he was actively engaged as a graduate assistant for the Educational Leadership & Special Education Department, as a social justice advocate and was an avid supporter of the Shippensburg Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Inc.

Fuller has a vast background in prek-12 systems of Pennsylvania, Texas, Louisiana, Washington DC, Vermont and Maryland. Now, he serves as an assistant professor of special education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a distinguished land-grant historically Black university.

His research focuses on disability and diversity, aiming to assist practitioners with increasing their use of culturally and rhetorically supportive curriculums. He also intends to foster a sense of connectedness in the classroom and facilitate environments that promote justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

Fuller is also an active member of the Council of Exceptional Children, the largest international organization dedicated to enhancing the achievement of children and youth with disabilities.

Ship welcomes Fuller as the graduate commencement speaker, and looks forward to celebrating the achievements of the 2024 class as they look ahead to the future.